Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked through practice Assessment Exam test questions. I emailed the Assessment test to his mother, so that he could continue to practice the questions until his test, noting that if he had a problem with any of the questions, she could email me and I would try to provide a quick "how-to" for him."
"We first looked back and specifically went through each lesson in the text that the student's algebra 2 class had covered so far. Specific attention was paid to completing some practice problems to assess understanding and level of comfort, as well as connecting each lesson globally so that he had an understanding, not just of the what, but the why. That is, why each lesson was covered in global context - and how his understanding helps in the class as well as in the real world. We then looked ahead, with attention to a plan of attack. He now has outside resources from which he can draw deeper understanding of his lessons to come, and also we have developed a plan for better note-taking in class. All in all then, we completed a full review, looked slightly ahead, developed time management, anxiety and note taking plans, and are ready to continue improving! He did not have any additional grades to note since our first meeting, however, he did meet with his teacher to cover an assignment and he was 'confident' in that meeting. He has made excellent progress from session 1 to session 2."
"We worked on radical simplification again, and started doing simple operations with them. The student is getting it."
"We covered taking derivatives of vectors (and their applications in the unit tangent, normal, binormal, and curvature), domains of three dimensional functions, and partial derivatives. The student very clearly understood most of the material. We were able to cover the entire homework section that he brought. Overall, this was a very clear-cut and productive session."
"We started off the session with refresher problems that covered combining like terms and manipulating algebraic equations. She has become very good at combining like terms even with problems where there is distribution involved. After working on these problems, I realized that she was still struggling a bit with manipulating algebraic equations. I reviewed with her step by step how to manipulate equations to solve for different variables. We worked through a host of problems scaling from similar to difficult in terms of having to pull out variables during solving."
"Today we worked through transforming quadratic equations to vertex form as well as determining their domains, ranges, axes of symmetries, and transformation sequences. The student understood the concepts well."